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Locust Grove Estate

2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate is a museum and nature preserve centered on a 45-room Italianate villa built in 1851. Begining in 1895 new owners William and Martha Young redecorated the mansion with their vast collection of art and antiques, and added new gardens. Mr. and Mrs. Young's daughter, Annette, lived at Locust Grove until 1975, preserving the estate essentially as her parents had used it. Inside the historic mansion, step back in time to the early years of the 20th century; the Young family's collection of Hudson River School paintings, early 19th-century American furniture, and personal possessions are still in place after more than a century.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“samuel morse” (46 reviews)
“morse code” (14 reviews)
“hudson river” (40 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the "must see" historical sites in the Hudson Valley. The grounds are beautiful, and suitable for a casual stroll, or a more challenging hike. Amazing views of the Hudson River. If you enjoy history, definitely take an informative tour of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was once a home of Samuel F. B. Morse, but all the furnishings are those of the home's last occupant. Very interesting to see all the "stuff" left in the house when the owner died. Lovely garden area with good signs naming the plants....More

Thank Janet A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy visiting and seeing historic mansions and other buildings along the mid-Hudson valley, I highly recommend this place in your stops. This estate is wonderfully maintained and preserved and overlooks a huge open space that slopes down to Hudson river. We started our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all need to support these special places with visitation and gusto for 'the gilded age'. Docent, gardeners and visitor's center team are wonderfully well informed; Ask Questions...get wonderful answers.

Thank AmericaOverEasy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very good tour guide, lots of family background which enriched the experience. The grounds are beautiful to wander through also.

Thank David L
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

I was at Locust Grove for some volunteer work, and the grounds/trails are just beautiful. It's worth it just to go and take a walk/hike around. Great views down to the Hudson river. The visitor's center was very good and informative on the life of...More

Thank trimess
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I love touring old houses so we went to Locust Grove. Beautiful place! There is a great girf shop, a nice gallery and paintings by the original owner, the inventer of Morse Code and the telegraph, Samuel Morse. The house tour is...More

Thank KEN B
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Pleasant, interesting, calm, beautiful there are so many descriptive words for this serene landscape. Informative tour of the house is a eye opener to what a genius the man was. The art building is also a education to his abundant knowledge. Stroll on the trails...More

Thank Marie V
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This beautiful home was lived in for about 25 years by Samuel Morse and he made some major additions during that time. However, around the turn of the 20th century, it was purchased by the Young family. Their daughter lived in the home for 80...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The volunteers do a great job keeping the gardens beautiful. I have been here as a chaperone for a school class trip. I have also been here for a wedding. A great location for a small wedding. You can use your own caterer.

Thank Maureen R
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